Dental bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay. Dental bonding can be used to close front gaps called diastemas. It can also be used to fix fractured teeth to restore the health, function and appearance of your smile.
Your tooth is first cleaned with a blue conditioning agent. Then some dental de-sensitizer is applied and a glue or bond is placed on top. Afterwards, a composite material (also known as dental bonding) is placed.
It comes in different shades of colours so that the right colour can be used to match with your specific tooth shade. A shade tab with a wide range of colours is used to choose the perfect colour match for your dentition
This method is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, dental bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The dental bonding generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit.
This material can stain due to consumption of coloured food and drinks such as red wine, coffee and chocolate. If you plan to whiten your teeth, the bleaching does not whiten the dental bonding. Therefore, you may need to replace the material after the whitening if they do not match with your bleached teeth.